Pennsylvania the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The Appalachian Mountains run through its middle; the Commonwealth is bordered by Delaware to the southeast, Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, Lake Erie and the Canadian province of Ontario to the northwest, New York to the north, New Jersey to the east. Pennsylvania is the 33rd-largest state by area, the 6th-most populous state according to the most recent official U. S. Census count in 2010, it is the 9th-most densely populated of the 50 states. Pennsylvania's two most populous cities are Philadelphia, Pittsburgh; the state capital and its 10th largest city is Harrisburg. Pennsylvania has 140 miles of waterfront along the Delaware Estuary; the state is one of the 13 original founding states of the United States. Part of Pennsylvania, together with the present State of Delaware, had earlier been organized as the Colony of New Sweden.
It was the second state to ratify the United States Constitution, on December 12, 1787. Independence Hall, where the United States Declaration of Independence and United States Constitution were drafted, is located in the state's largest city of Philadelphia. During the American Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg was fought in the south central region of the state. Valley Forge near Philadelphia was General Washington's headquarters during the bitter winter of 1777–78. Pennsylvania is 170 miles north to south and 283 miles east to west. Of a total 46,055 square miles, 44,817 square miles are land, 490 square miles are inland waters, 749 square miles are waters in Lake Erie, it is the 33rd-largest state in the United States. Pennsylvania has 51 miles of coastline along Lake Erie and 57 miles of shoreline along the Delaware Estuary. Of the original Thirteen Colonies, Pennsylvania is the only state that does not border the Atlantic Ocean; the boundaries of the state are the Mason–Dixon line to the south, the Twelve-Mile Circle on the Pennsylvania-Delaware border, the Delaware River to the east, 80° 31' W to the west and the 42° N to the north, with the exception of a short segment on the western end, where a triangle extends north to Lake Erie.
Cities include Philadelphia, Reading and Lancaster in the southeast, Pittsburgh in the southwest, the tri-cities of Allentown and Easton in the central east. The northeast includes the former anthracite coal mining cities of Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton. Erie is located in the northwest. State College serves the central region while Williamsport serves the commonwealth's north-central region as does Chambersburg the south-central region, with York and the state capital Harrisburg on the Susquehanna River in the east-central region of the Commonwealth and Altoona and Johnstown in the west-central region; the state has five geographical regions, namely the Allegheny Plateau and Valley, Atlantic Coastal Plain and the Erie Plain. New York Ontario Maryland Delaware West Virginia New Jersey Ohio Pennsylvania's diverse topography produces a variety of climates, though the entire state experiences cold winters and humid summers. Straddling two major zones, the majority of the state, with the exception of the southeastern corner, has a humid continental climate.
The southern portion of the state has a humid subtropical climate. The largest city, has some characteristics of the humid subtropical climate that covers much of Delaware and Maryland to the south. Summers are hot and humid. Moving toward the mountainous interior of the state, the winter climate becomes colder, the number of cloudy days increases, snowfall amounts are greater. Western areas of the state locations near Lake Erie, can receive over 100 inches of snowfall annually, the entire state receives plentiful precipitation throughout the year; the state may be subject to severe weather from spring through summer into fall. Tornadoes occur annually in the state, sometimes in large numbers, such as 30 recorded tornadoes in 2011; as of 1600, the tribes living in Pennsylvania were the Algonquian Lenape, the Iroquoian Susquehannock & Petun and the Siouan Monongahela Culture, who may have been the same as a little known tribe called the Calicua, or Cali. Other tribes who entered the region during the colonial era were the Trockwae, Saponi, Nanticoke, Conoy Piscataway, Iroquois Confederacy—possibly among others.
Other tribes, like the Erie, may have once held some land in Pennsylvania, but no longer did so by the year 1600. Both the Dutch and the English claimed both sides of the Delaware River as part of their colonial lands in America; the Dutch were the first to take possession. By June 3, 1631, the Dutch had begun settling the Delmarva Peninsula by establishing the Zwaanendael Colony on the site of present-day Lewes, Delaware. In 1638, Sweden established the New Sweden Colony, in the region of Fort Christina, on the site of present-day Wilmington, Delaware. New Sweden claimed and, for the most part, controlled the lower Delaware River region (parts of present-day Delaware, New Jersey, Pe
Gus Van Sant
Gus Green Van Sant Jr. is an American film director, painter, photographer and author who has earned acclaim as both an independent and mainstream filmmaker. His films deal with themes of marginalized subcultures, in particular homosexuality. Van Sant's early career was devoted to directing television commercials in the Pacific Northwest, he made his feature-length cinematic directorial debut with Mala Noche. His second feature Drugstore Cowboy was acclaimed, earned Van Sant screenwriting awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and New York Film Critics Circle and the award for Best Director from the National Society of Film Critics, his following film, My Own Private Idaho, was praised, as was the black comedy To Die For, the drama Good Will Hunting, the biographical film Milk. In 2003, Van Sant's film about the Columbine High School massacre, won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Van Sant received the festival's Best Director Award that same year, making him one of only two filmmakers—the other being Joel Coen—to win both accolades at the festival in the same year.
Though most of Van Sant's other films received favourable reviews, such as Finding Forrester and Paranoid Park, some of his efforts, such as the art house production Last Days and the environmental drama Promised Land, have received more mixed reviews from critics, while his adaptation of Tom Robbins's Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, his 1998 remake of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, The Sea of Trees, were critical and commercial failures. In addition to directing, Van Sant has written the screenplays for several of his earlier works, is the author of a novel entitled Pink. A book of his photography, called 108 Portraits, has been published, he has released two musical albums, he is gay and lives in Los Feliz, California. Van Sant was born and raised in Louisville, the son of Betty and Gus Green Van Sant Sr; as a result of his father's job, the family moved continually during Van Sant's childhood. His paternal family is of partial Dutch origin; the earliest Van Zandt arrived in the New Netherland area in the early 17th century, around what is now New York City.
Van Sant is an alumnus of Darien High School in Darien and The Catlin Gabel School in Portland, Oregon. One constant in the director's early years was his interest in visual arts. Van Sant's artistic leanings took him to the Rhode Island School of Design in 1970, where his introduction to various avant-garde directors inspired him to change his major from painting to cinema. After spending time in Europe, Van Sant went to Los Angeles in 1976, he secured a job as a production assistant to filmmaker Ken Shapiro, with whom he developed a few ideas, none of which came to fruition. In 1981, Van Sant made Alice in Hollywood, a film about a naïve young actress who goes to Hollywood and abandons her ideals, it was never released. During this period, Van Sant began to spend time observing the denizens of the more down-and-out sections of Hollywood Boulevard, he became fascinated by the existence of this marginalized section of L. A.'s population in context with the more ordinary, prosperous world that surrounded them.
Van Sant would focus his work on those existing on society's fringes, making his feature film directorial debut Mala Noche. It was made, he saved $20,000 during his tenure there, enabling him to finance the majority of his tale of doomed love between a gay liquor store clerk and a Mexican immigrant. The film, taken from Portland street writer Walt Curtis' semi-autobiographical novella, featured some of the director's hallmarks, notably an unfulfilled romanticism, a dry sense of the absurd, the refusal to treat homosexuality as something deserving of judgment. Unlike many gay filmmakers, Van Sant—who had long been gay—declined to use same-sex relationships as fodder for overtly political statements, although such relationships would appear in his films. Shot in black-and-white, the film earned Van Sant overnight acclaim on the festival circuit, with the Los Angeles Times naming it the year's best independent film; the film's success attracted Hollywood interest, Van Sant was courted by Universal.
Van Sant moved back to Portland, where he set up house and began giving life to the ideas rejected by Universal. He directed Drugstore Cowboy about four drug addicts; the film revived the career of Matt Dillon. Drugstore Cowboy's exploration of the lives of those living on society's outer fringes, as well as its Portland setting, were mirrored in Van Sant's next effort, the acclaimed My Own Private Idaho (1
Robert Towne is an American screenwriter, producer and actor. He was part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking, he is best known for his Academy Award-winning original screenplay for Roman Polanski's Chinatown, considered one of the greatest screenplays written. He said it was inspired by a chapter in Carey McWilliams's Southern California Country: An Island on the Land and a West magazine article on Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles. Towne wrote the sequel, The Two Jakes. Towne directed the sports dramas Personal Best and Without Limits, the crime thriller Tequila Sunrise, the romantic crime drama Ask the Dust. Towne was born in Los Angeles, where he grew up in the son of Helen and Lou Schwartz. Towne's parentage was Romanian on his father's side, he graduated from Pomona College in California. Towne sought work as a writer and actor, he did an acting class with Roger Corman taught by Jeff Corey where his classmates included Jack Nicholson, Irvin Kershner and Sally Kellerman. Corman was renowned for giving work to untested people of talent.
Towne wrote the screenplay for the Corman-financed Last Woman on Earth, in which Towne played one of the lead roles. The following year he starred in the Corman-financed Creature from the Haunted Sea. Towne started writing for television on such programs as The Lloyd Bridges Show, Breaking Point, The Outer Limits, The Man from U. N. C. L. E.. He wrote a screenplay for the Corman-directed The Tomb of Ligeia. In 1981 Towne said "I worked harder on... screenplay for him than on anything I think I have done."Towne went back to working in television when Corman hired him to write a script for a Western, which became A Time for Killing. Corman left the project during Towne took his name off the credits. Towne said he "hated" the film. Towne's script for A Time for Killing had been read and admired by Warren Beatty who asked Towne to help out on the script for Bonnie and Clyde. Towne claimed his main contributions were removing the menage a trois relationship between Bonnie, Clyde and WD, making some structural changes.
Towne was on continued to work during post production. The film was a huge success and although Towne's contribution was only "special consultant", he began to earn a reputation in Hollywood as a top "script doctor". Towne was credited on Villa Rides, which he said he did as a favor for Robert Evans head of Paramount, he hated the experience. Towne did uncredited work on the scripts for Drive, He Said, he did uncredited work for Francis Ford Coppola during the making of The Godfather the final scene between Michael and Vito, shortly before Vito dies. Coppola thanked Towne in his speech. Towne did some work on The Parallax View at the behest of star Warren Beatty.. Towne received great acclaim for his film scripts The Last Detail and Shampoo, he was nominated for an Oscar for all three scripts. Towne was credited for his work on The Yakuza and did script doctoring on The Missouri Breaks and Heaven Can Wait. Towne turned to directing with Personal Best, he wrote the script for Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes, hoping to direct, but Personal Best was a financial failure, meaning he had to sell the Greystoke script.
He grew dissatisfied with the production and credited his dog, P. H. Vazak, with the script. Vazak became the first dog nominated for an Oscar for screenwriting. Towne did uncredited work on Deal of the Century, 8 Million Ways to Die, Tough Guys Don't Dance and Frantic, his second feature film as director was Tequila Sunrise. Towne told The New York Times that Tequila Sunrise is "a movie about the use and abuse of friendship." Robert Towne expressed his disappointment in The Two Jakes in many interviews. He told writer Alex Simon "In the interest of maintaining my friendships with Jack Nicholson and Robert Evans, I’d rather not go into it, but let’s just say The Two Jakes wasn’t a pleasant experience for any of us. But, we’re all still friends, that’s what matters most."In a November 5, 2007 interview with MTV, Jack Nicholson claimed that Towne had written the part of Gittes for him. In the same interview, Nicholson said that Towne had conceived Chinatown as a trilogy, with the third film set in 1968 and dealing in some way with Howard Hughes.
However, Towne says he "does not know how that got started" and denies there was any trilogy planned. Towne formed a close relationship with its star Tom Cruise, he was one of the writers on Cruise's The Firm Beatty's Love Affair. Cruise brought him on to Mission: Impossible and co produced Towne's third film as director, Without Limits, he co-wrote Mission Impossible II for Cruise. A project Towne had long sought to bring to the screen came to fruition in 2006 with Ask the Dust, a romantic period piece set in Los Angel
Philadelphia, sometimes known colloquially as Philly, is the largest city in the U. S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the sixth-most populous U. S. city, with a 2017 census-estimated population of 1,580,863. Since 1854, the city has been coterminous with Philadelphia County, the most populous county in Pennsylvania and the urban core of the eighth-largest U. S. metropolitan statistical area, with over 6 million residents as of 2017. Philadelphia is the economic and cultural anchor of the greater Delaware Valley, located along the lower Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, within the Northeast megalopolis; the Delaware Valley's population of 7.2 million ranks it as the eighth-largest combined statistical area in the United States. William Penn, an English Quaker, founded the city in 1682 to serve as capital of the Pennsylvania Colony. Philadelphia played an instrumental role in the American Revolution as a meeting place for the Founding Fathers of the United States, who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 at the Second Continental Congress, the Constitution at the Philadelphia Convention of 1787.
Several other key events occurred in Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War including the First Continental Congress, the preservation of the Liberty Bell, the Battle of Germantown, the Siege of Fort Mifflin. Philadelphia was one of the nation's capitals during the revolution, served as temporary U. S. capital while Washington, D. C. was under construction. In the 19th century, Philadelphia became a railroad hub; the city grew from an influx of European immigrants, most of whom came from Ireland and Germany—the three largest reported ancestry groups in the city as of 2015. In the early 20th century, Philadelphia became a prime destination for African Americans during the Great Migration after the Civil War, as well as Puerto Ricans; the city's population doubled from one million to two million people between 1890 and 1950. The Philadelphia area's many universities and colleges make it a top study destination, as the city has evolved into an educational and economic hub. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Philadelphia area had a gross domestic product of US$445 billion in 2017, the eighth-largest metropolitan economy in the United States.
Philadelphia is the center of economic activity in Pennsylvania and is home to five Fortune 1000 companies. The Philadelphia skyline is expanding, with a market of 81,900 commercial properties in 2016, including several nationally prominent skyscrapers. Philadelphia has more outdoor murals than any other American city. Fairmount Park, when combined with the adjacent Wissahickon Valley Park in the same watershed, is one of the largest contiguous urban park areas in the United States; the city is known for its arts, culture and colonial history, attracting 42 million domestic tourists in 2016 who spent US$6.8 billion, generating an estimated $11 billion in total economic impact in the city and surrounding four counties of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia has emerged as a biotechnology hub. Philadelphia is the birthplace of the United States Marine Corps, is the home of many U. S. firsts, including the first library, medical school, national capital, stock exchange and business school. Philadelphia contains 67 National Historic Landmarks and the World Heritage Site of Independence Hall.
The city became a member of the Organization of World Heritage Cities in 2015, as the first World Heritage City in the United States. Although Philadelphia is undergoing gentrification, the city maintains mitigation strategies to minimize displacement of homeowners in gentrifying neighborhoods. Before Europeans arrived, the Philadelphia area was home to the Lenape Indians in the village of Shackamaxon; the Lenape are a Native American tribe and First Nations band government. They are called Delaware Indians, their historical territory was along the Delaware River watershed, western Long Island, the Lower Hudson Valley. Most Lenape were pushed out of their Delaware homeland during the 18th century by expanding European colonies, exacerbated by losses from intertribal conflicts. Lenape communities were weakened by newly introduced diseases smallpox, violent conflict with Europeans. Iroquois people fought the Lenape. Surviving Lenape moved west into the upper Ohio River basin; the American Revolutionary War and United States' independence pushed them further west.
In the 1860s, the United States government sent most Lenape remaining in the eastern United States to the Indian Territory under the Indian removal policy. In the 21st century, most Lenape reside in Oklahoma, with some communities living in Wisconsin, in their traditional homelands. Europeans came to the Delaware Valley in the early 17th century, with the first settlements founded by the Dutch, who in 1623 built Fort Nassau on the Delaware River opposite the Schuylkill River in what is now Brooklawn, New Jersey; the Dutch considered the entire Delaware River valley to be part of their New Netherland colony. In 1638, Swedish settlers led by renegade Dutch established the colony of New Sweden at Fort Christina and spread out in the valley. In 1644, New Sweden supported the Susquehannocks in their military defeat of the English colony of Maryland. In 1648, the Dutch built Fort Beversreede on the west bank of the Delaware, south of the Schuylkill near the present-day Eastwick neighborhood, to reassert their dominion over the area.
The Swedes responded by building Fort Nya Korsholm, or New Korsholm, named after a town in Finland with a Swedish majority. In 1655, a
Alain Tanner is a Swiss film director. Tanner studied economics at the University of Geneva. In 1951, he joined the film club which Claude Goretta had established at the university. After his graduation and a short time working for international shipping companies, he felt drawn to film. Tanner found work at the British Film Institute in 1955, subtitling and organizing the archive, his first film, Nice Time, a short documentary film about Piccadilly Circus during weekend evenings, was made with Claude Goretta. Produced by the British Film Institute Experimental Film Fund, it was first shown as part of the third Free Cinema programme at the National Film Theatre in May 1957; the debut film won a prize at the film festival in much critical praise. Tanner went to France for a while. There, he met some of the most important directors of the French New Wave in Paris as well as Henri Langlois, the director of the Cinémathèque Française; some critics have found the influences of Robert Bresson in his films.
But the atmosphere in the film circles of Paris displeased him. Between 1960 and 1968, Tanner returned to Switzerland, he made more than 40 films as well as documentaries for French-language television there. In 1962, he became the co-founder of the Swiss young filmmakers' "Groupe Cinque." His first feature film, Dead or Alive, won the first prize at the international film festival in Locarno. His next two films, La Salamandre and Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000, were made in close collaboration with the art critic and novelist John Berger, who had worked with him, to a lesser degree and without a credit, on the writing of Charles. Influenced by his involvement with the British "Free Cinema" movement in London and with the French New Wave during his years in Paris, Tanner is best known for his movies Jonas qui aura 25 ans en l'an 2000, Dans la ville blanche and Messidor. Dans la ville blanche was entered into the 33rd Berlin International Film Festival. Paul s'en va Fleurs de sang Jonas et Lila, à demain Requiem Fourbi Les Hommes du port Le Journal de Lady M L'Homme qui a perdu son ombre La Femme de Rose Hill La Vallée fantôme Une flamme dans mon coeur No Man's Land Dans la ville blanche Les Années lumière Messidor Jonas qui aura 25 ans en l'an 2000 Le Milieu du monde Le Retour d'Afrique La Salamandre Charles mort ou vif Docteur B. médecin de campagne Une ville à Chandigarh Les Apprentis L'École Ramuz, passage d'un poète Nice Time Alain Tanner on IMDb Alain Tanner at the Swiss Film Directory
Mr. Merlin is an American sitcom that ran for one season, from 1981 to 1982, about Merlin the wizard, immortal, living in modern-day San Francisco, disguised as Max Merlin, a mechanic. Mr. Merlin was produced by Larry Rosen and Larry Tucker, working as the Larry Larry Company, in association with Columbia Pictures Television. Merlin hires Zachary Rogers to work in his garage, when Zac pulls a crowbar out of a bucket of cement, the crowbar is revealed to be Arthur's sword Excalibur and Merlin must reveal himself to Zac and make him an apprentice. Leo Samuels is Zac's best friend, who has no idea his best buddy is a "wizard in training". Elaine Joyce is Alexandria, Max's magical liaison with an unseen "council". Barnard Hughes as Max Merlin, Merlin the Magician who now works as a mechanic in San Francisco. Clark Brandon as Zachary Rogers, Merlin's apprentice. Jonathan Prince as Leo Samuels, Zac's best friend. Elaine Joyce as Alexandria, Merlin's fellow magician. Phil Morris as the Kid. DeAnna Robbins in "Pilot" Richard Basehart in "A Moment in Camelot" Stacy Keach, Sr. in "Take My Tonsils...
Please!" Scott McGinnis in "Not So Sweet Sixteen" Mel Stewart in "Alex Goes Popless" Catherine Mary Stewart and Rita Wilson in "Everything's Coming Up Daisies " Eugene Roche in "Change of Venue: Part 1" Holly Gagnier in "I Was a Teenage Loser" Note: A Mr. Merlin strip ran in the British TV Comic. Mr. Merlin on IMDb Mr. Merlin at TV.com
Henry Warren Beatty is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been nominated for fourteen Academy Awards – four for Best Actor, four for Best Picture, two for Best Director, three for Original Screenplay, one for Adapted Screenplay – winning Best Director for Reds. Beatty is the only person to have been nominated for acting in, directing and producing the same film, he did so twice: first for Heaven Can Wait, again with Reds. Eight of the films he has produced have earned 53 Academy nominations, in 1999, he was awarded the Academy's highest honor, the Irving G. Thalberg Award. Beatty has been nominated for eighteen Golden Globe Awards, winning six, including the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, which he was honored with in 2007. Among his Golden Globe-nominated films are Splendor in the Grass, his screen debut, Bonnie and Clyde, Heaven Can Wait, Dick Tracy, Bugsy and Rules Don't Apply, all of which he produced. Director and collaborator Arthur Penn described Beatty as "the perfect producer", adding, "He makes everyone demand the best of themselves.
Warren stays with a picture through editing and scoring. He plain works harder than anyone else I have seen." Henry Warren Beaty was born March 1937, in Richmond, Virginia. His mother, Kathlyn Corinne, was a teacher from Nova Scotia, his father, Ira Owens Beaty, had studied for a PhD in educational psychology and worked as a teacher and school administrator, in addition to dealing in real estate. Beatty's grandparents were teachers; the family was Baptist. While Warren Beaty was still a child, Ira Beaty moved his family from Richmond to Norfolk and to Arlington and Waverly back to Arlington taking a position at Arlington's Thomas Jefferson Junior High School in 1945. During the 1950s, the family resided in the Dominion Hills section of Arlington. Beatty's elder sister is the actress and writer Shirley MacLaine, his uncle, by marriage, was Canadian politician A. A. MacLeod. Beatty became interested in movies before his teens, when he accompanied his sister to theaters. One film that had an important early influence on him was The Philadelphia Story, which he saw when it was re-released in the 1950s.
He noticed a strong resemblance between its star, Katharine Hepburn, his mother, in both appearance and personality, saying that they symbolized "perpetual integrity." Another film that affected him was Love Affair, which starred one of his favorite actors, Charles Boyer. He found it "deeply moving," and recalls that "This is a movie I always wanted to make." He did remake Love Affair in 1994, in which he starred alongside Annette Bening and Katharine Hepburn. Among his favorite TV shows in the 1950s was the Texaco Star Theatre, he began to mimic one if its regular host comedians, Milton Berle. Beatty learned to do a "superb imitation of Berle and his routine," said a friend, he used Berle-type humor at home, his sister Shirley MacLaine's lasting memories of her brother include seeing him reading books by Eugene O'Neill or singing along to Al Jolson records. In Rules Don't Apply, Beatty plays Howard Hughes, shown talking about and singing Jolson songs while flying his plane. MacLaine noted, on what made her brother want to become a filmmaker, sometimes writing, producing and starring in his films: "That's why he's more comfortable behind the camera," she says.
"He's in the total-control aspect. He has to have control over everything. Beatty doesn't deny that need, and I used to say that I supposed I did." Beatty was a star football player at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington. Encouraged to act by the success of his sister, who had established herself as a Hollywood star, he decided to work as a stagehand at the National Theatre in Washington, D. C. during the summer before his senior year. After graduation, he was offered ten football scholarships to college, but turned them down to study liberal arts at Northwestern University, where he joined the Sigma Chi fraternity. After his first year, he left college to move to New York City, where he studied acting under Stella Adler at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Fearing that his acting career would be interrupted by being drafted, Beatty used a well-thought-out scheme to resolve the issue of military service without serving on active duty, he enlisted in the California Air National Guard on February 11, 1960 under his original name Henry W. Beaty.
On January 1, 1961, he was given a dishonorable discharge from the Air National Guard and the United States Air Force Reserve. This made him ineligible for any military service. Beatty started his career making appearances on television shows such as Studio One, Kraft Television Theatre, Playhouse 90, he was a semi-regular on The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis during its first season. His performance in William Inge's A Loss of Roses on Broadway garnered him a 1960 Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play and a 1960 Theatre World Award, it was his sole appearance on Broadway. He made his film debut in Elia Kazan's Splendor opposite Natalie Wood; the film was a critical and box office success and Beatty was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, received the award for New Star of the Year – Actor. The film was nominated for two Oscars, winning one. Author Peter Biskind points out tha